When you dream of Denver, what comes to your mind? Here at Castle Marne, we know the Mile High City is different from other Western cities with a funky flair, unique locations, and fun experiences breathing life into our city. If you want to explore our fascinating culture, visit the fantastic Art District on Santa Fe, which serves as a “Gateway to Denver.” You’ll also have the opportunity to taste the wonderful cuisine at the many exceptional restaurants. Whether you are an art appreciator or an artist yourself, a trip this fabulous area will make a creative addition to your getaway!
Once you’ve experienced the Art District on Santa Fe, request a copy of our complimentary Vacation Guide to discover more cultural and culinary activities during your stay in Denver!
How to Experience the Art District on Santa Fe
The Art District on Santa Fe offers an immersive experience for all who visit this modern area. Before you go, have our vacation guide and the official brochure in the palm of your hand to check out the best places to park and explore.
About This Artistic Area
The Art District on Santa Fe is a unique melting pot culture in both Denver and Colorado. This marvelous haven showcases works from over 60 industry partners in galleries from Alameda and 12th Avenue and near Santa Fe Drive and Kalamath Street. As you walk these pedestrian-friendly avenues, you’ll have the chance to interact with other creative minds like local artists, art collectors, cultural connoisseurs. Ask one of them for recommendations on which galleries will match your preferred style and even where to buy pieces for your home!
How to Get There
If you want to stroll through the Art District on Sante Fe, there are many options to get there. You can taxi or rent on one of the bikes from Castle Marne. It’s a short trip on public transportation, so purchase a ticket on the Light Rail or the RTD bus. Or, you can explore our modern city by foot and walk down the historic Colfax Avenue towards the Art District. Whatever way you decide to travel there, you’re sure to have a wonderful time!
Explore the Galleries
The focal point of this iconic district is the collection of carefully curated art galleries. Each of these compelling exhibit halls showcases memorizing pieces of art such as sculptures, paintings, and photographs. While you’re there, pay a visit the Artists on Santa Fe, one of the top art galleries. In fact, the Denver Photo Art Gallery established this cooperative space and opened it under the management of the legendary photographer John Fielder. You don’t want to miss it on your visit!
Throughout the year, there’s an artistic selection of special events, each of which is designed to enhance your experience! Perhaps the most popular permanent happening is The Santa Fe Art District First Friday Art Walks. These creative tours occur the first Friday of each month from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. and feature art, music, painting. Since parking on Santa Fe First Friday can be difficult, we recommend taking the shuttle, or hailing a taxi from Castle Marne! Another wonderful event is the Third Friday Preview Nights, which is 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. every month. This extravaganza provides an opportunity to meet artists and experience the art. If you want to attend, buy your tickets early!
After Your Guided Experience
When hunger strikes on your tour, delight in the exceptional cuisine at one of the Santa Fe Art District restaurants. There are several exceptional eateries in the area. Here are some of our favorites!
- The Rackhouse Pub
- El Noa Noa-Denver Mexican Restaurant
- Buckhorn Exchange on 10th & Osage
Each of these artfully inspired restaurants boasts modern flavors, regionally inspired tastes, and robust menus of cocktails, wines, and craft beers. Whether you choose to enjoy a laidback atmosphere or an upscale ambiance, you’re sure to satisfy your culinary cravings.
Book Your Stay at Castle Marne
After you’ve explored the Art District on Santa Fe, head back to your luxurious accommodations at our charming bed and breakfast. Castle Marne is dressed in velvets, silks, and high-end finishes as if it’s plucked from the Victorian Period. From the moment you walk in our historic retreat, you’ll be transported to a magical castle with elegant touches and debonair furnishings. We invite you to browse our beautifully appointed suites and reserve the ideal one for your getaway. We can’t wait to be your vacation destination in the Mile High City this year!